Arsenal transfer news: PL rival in for Sanchez, Lacazette turned down top European club for Arsenal and more - 4th October 2017
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
Chelsea interested to sign Alexis Sanchez
Antonio Conte is currently short in the striker's department with the sale of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, leaving Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi as the two senior strikers. The Italian is reportedly not confident about Batshuayi and needs to add another striker to compete on four fronts.
Thus, Alexis Sanchez can be a superb option for Chelsea and the Blues are interested in signing the 28-year old, as per The Mirror. Sanchez's contract expires in the summer of 2018 and the Chilean has not looked like he will sign a new contract.
Further, Sanchez is rumoured to be happy in London and a switch to Chelsea instead of Manchester City would allow him to stay in the capital.
The Sanchez race is heating up again.
Alexandre Lacazette turned down PSG in the summer
Arsenal's latest forward signing, Lacazette turned down an opportunity to play along with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani at PSG in the summer. The 26-year old explained the reason behind his decision to RMC Sport:
“We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon. PSG could have helped me progress because of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”
The Frenchman had a good start to life in England and is already the no.1 striker at the club.
Close one, eh?
Arsenal can sign Gueye due to "gentleman's agreement"
Idrissa Gueye has been one of Everton's best players since he joined the Merseyside club in 2016. Arsene Wenger is reportedly a fan of the defensive midfielder and he could finally get a good chance to sign the player.
The Senegalese is set to sign a new contract till 2022 and earn wages rumoured to be around £4 million per year. However, Gueye has a "gentleman's agreement" with Everton as per reports, which allows the player to leave should a Champions League club come in.
While Arsenal are currently not playing in the Champions League, the Gunners are generally a constant fixture in the competition. Thus, they could get back into the competition through the league or by winning the Europa League. In turn, the Gunners can sign Gueye next summer.